ENCN481-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Environmental Engineering Design

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


Project-based design for treatment of contaminated media. Could include treatment of drinking water, wastewaters, landfill design, or remediation of contaminated soils. Laboratories, field trips.

Learning Outcomes

Objective:  To develop specialised environmental engineering design skills particularly in the fields of contaminated land and site remediation and domestic biological wastewater treatment.



ENCI481, ENCI482

Timetable Note

The course is taught as two halves; with one half being on contaminated land and site remediation and the other half being domestic wastewater treatment plant design. Due to other commitments of the lecturers, the halves are segmented in nature as you will see in the course schedule.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

David Wareham


Laura Banasiak (ESR)


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Contaminated site assignment 15%
Wastewater treatment plant design (grp of 2) 25%
Wastewater treatment lab (grp of 2) 10%
Test 25%
Exam 25%

Textbooks / Resources

Occasional extra readings may be posted on Learn. However, students are also advised to consult the many good environmental engineering textbooks in the library and read in and around the subject areas during this course. These books cover many of the principles and processes that are discussed so that if you wish to do extra reading, have a look at the indexes and table of contents of the various books and you should be able to easily find more information about your subject of interest

Other Materials on Learn

Other materials will be provided on Learn.  This includes the syllabus and assignments as well as files related to the Design Project etc.

Course Notes
A modified version of the course notes will be placed on Learn for download. You are expected to attend lectures and; where appropriate, fill in blanks at the appropriate places. If you miss a lecture, you are expected to get the missing information from your classmates and/or from the Echo recording. Complete lecturer notes are not available.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,102.00

International fee $5,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

All ENCN481 Occurrences

  • ENCN481-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020